Sharyn Dunn
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Over the past few years my work has grown, focussing on the development of 3D geometric forms and their interaction and integration with light, shade and repetition. I work with various materials and have developed a specific interest in paper and fine polymers and create free standing installations, wall pieces and sculptures, many of which are illuminated and may be considered as lighting systems. As my illuminated sculptures have evolved I have progressed to creating lighting units based on complex geometric forms. Although feedback from mentors, customers and friends have helped guide me in this direction, my instinct has been to reject the move towards commercial and the mass- produced product. This conflict is driving a growing interest in the grey area between art and functional art. The viewer interaction with my sculptures is a very important part of the artwork as they deliberately create an optical effect which changes as the person moves around the work. Engaging the viewer is an integral part of the artwork experience. Their curiosity in the materials used or the changing light and shadows that appear when the work is illuminated, is part of the interaction that is a primary influence on my creations.

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